Alba is a producing heavy oil field located in shallow water in the UK and is operated by Ithaca MA. According to GlobalData, who tracks more than 34,000 active and developing oil and gas fields worldwide, the field is located in block 16/26a AREA A – ALBA FIELD AREA, with water depth of 460 feet. Buy the profile here.

An expansion project is associated with the Alba, namely the Alba Infill Drilling Project. This project is currently in the construction stage, expected to start in 2023.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Centrica, Delek Group, EnQuest, HitecVision, Stadtwerke Munchen and Waldorf Production.

Production from Alba

The Alba heavy oil field recovered 92.37% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1997. The peak production was approximately 181.56 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 48.00 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2040.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 76.09 Mmboe, comprised of 70.88 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 31.25 bcf of natural gas reserves. Alba heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.09% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.

Contractors involved in the Alba heavy oil field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Alba project as follows.

EPC Contractors: Petrofac

Other Contractors: Paladon Systems

About Ithaca MA

Ithaca MA Ltd (Ithaca MA) is an oil and gas exploration and production company. Ithaca MA is headquartered in Leeds,Yorkshire, the UK.

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